There are two funding rounds per year for large and small projects, early career fellowships and conference and training course grants. There is one round per year for doctoral scholarships, senior fellowships and summer studentships. Travel grant applications can also be submitted by those who have an eligible project grant, fellowship or scholarship.
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meets in June and November each year to consider applications for funding, with the exception of summer studentships and travel grants which are decided via e-motion. The recommendations of the SAC are presented to the Neurological Foundation Council and outcomes are announced in early July and December.
All applications must be submitted through the appropriate research institution by the deadline dates specified. From 2020, applications will be made through our new online portal.
The main avenue by which the Neurological Foundation sponsors research. Applicants can be scientifically or medically qualified, and the research can be clinical or biomedical.
These grants are intended to support international keynote speakers and early career researchers at neurology and neuroscience conferences in New Zealand, or facilitate early career researcher participation in advanced training courses in New Zealand or Australia.
These fellowships are intended to provide personal support for outstanding post-doctoral research fellows undertaking full-time research at institutions outside New Zealand.
These fellowships are intended to provide personal support for outstanding early career researchers so that they can complete their first post-doctoral fellowship under the close mentorship of an academic with a continuing position.
These grants are intended to support researchers who are awarded project, scholarship or fellowship funding from the Foundation prior to January 2019, to travel for conferences, meetings, and training. After January 2019, travel funding is included within awards and does not require a separate application process.